#1
My friend has a ibanez gio I believe it's a older model with a fender type floating trem. It don't have the fine tuners or locking nuts on the neck, but it does have the 2 plate things that go over the strings on head of guitar.

Does anyone know a good site we could use to restring an tune his guitar to drop c an how to block it off so it will be like a hardtail?
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#3
By 'plates' do you mean 'string trees'? Are you seriously telling me that you know how a Floyd works but not a standard tremolo?
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#5
Pictures are up.
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#6
Kinda hard to tune the guitar when the strings are...not there.

That guitar looks so grungy too.
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#7
I know how to tune a guitar but not with a trem. I took the strings off because I'm putting new ones on for him an cleaned his fretboard up.
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#8
Well, from the picture, the bridge is missing 5 saddles, unless you've removed them.

Aside from that, you haven't supplied a picture of "the 2 plate things that go over the strings on head of guitar," you were concerned with before?
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#9
You tune a guitar with a trem just like any other guitar...
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#10
The two metal plates I am talking about look like a m shaped piece an one goes over the 5th and 4th strings, an the other goes over the 3rd and 2nd strings. I'm guessing they are there to help with holding the tuning.
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#11
You took off the strings right? Just go in reverse.

There's only one thing to tune, and those are the tuners on the headstock.

You removed the saddles. This guitar needs to be intonated and the action reset. Take it to a shop. If you don't know how to string this guitar up, I doubt you can intonate and set the action. It's also NOT a floating trem.
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#13
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Depends how you set it up.


Not right now it isn't. IIRC, the gio is unable to pull up. The block rests pretty flat against the body, unless they've changed the design since my nephew had one. My nephew's Gio had the a recessed block that was part of the body, kind of like blocking the trem, but it was part of the body.
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Not right now it isn't. IIRC, the gio is unable to pull up. The block rests pretty flat against the body, unless they've changed the design since my nephew had one. My nephew's Gio had the a recessed block that was part of the body, kind of like blocking the trem, but it was part of the body.

but you could set it so that it was floating, you just have to mess with the tension springs
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#15
the M pieces your talking about are in the headstock ? if it's the case just put the strings underneath them and tune normally
#16
put strings/saddles on

put a piece of wood in the cavity

tune to drop C.
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Were exactly in the cavity do we put the piece of wood?
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#18
do you see the cavity between the metal block attatched to the bridge and the guitar?

basically the opposite end of the springs. measure the cavity and cut a piece of wood accordingly.





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